This issue is still waiting on movement from the operations to be resolved.
There are a few facets to the problem that we've been trying to resolve
1) A while back we pushed out changes to the code that handles automatic
redirection of mobile devices to mobile versions of the projects that sent
anyone trying to access *.wikimedia.org who met the redirect rules to *.
(except for commons, bits, office, and donate). We did this
thinking we had a definitive list of *.wikimedia.org domains and all had
corresponding .m domains. This was an error. Before making further changes
to the regular expression that handles the redirection, the mobile team was
asked by ops to make some changes to the C code to make it easier to update
the rules (instead of relying on a hard-coded regex in the c code itself,
load a config file containing redirect rules). Max has made the requested
changes, the changes have undergone a security review, but we are still
waiting for ops to merge and deploy the changes (
). Max is working on updating the
redirect rules, pending the approval of the aforementioned changes.
2) We've requested that a uk.m.wikimedia.org
subdomain be created in the
interim to alleviate the problem and simultaneously requested that all
subdomains have a .m subdomain created as well. The RT ticket
with the request was filed Oct 5 (
), but has yet to be
remarked or acted upon.
The ops team is certainly *very* busy, but hopefully we will see movement
on these soon.
On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Is there anyone who can look into this? It was raised on wikimediauk-l
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Software Engineer, Mobile